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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

Collection TitleCL 16 Van Aken Glass Plate Negative CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:July 2007
Extent2 linear feet
AbstractCL 16 - Van Aken Glass Plate Negative Collection contains glass plate negatives from the Elmira Photographer Charles Van Aken taken during the turn of the 20th century, and are an excellent resource for early Elmira.  Many of the negatives have been turned into prints and are available for research.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Unidentified Group of PeoplePhotographVA6b135
Unidentified Group of MenPhotographVA6b136
Unidentified Group of MenPhotographVA6b137
Thomas K. Beecher & Rev. EastmansPhotographVA6b138
Park Church, Quarter, Elmira, NYPhotographVA6b139
Elmira CollegePhotographVA6b72
Dr. Augustus W. CowlesPhotographVA6b74
Steele Memorial Library- InteriorPhotographVA6b75
Elmira College Obsevatory- InteriorPhotographVA6b76
Matt Lockwood's Workshop Curio'sPhotographVA6b77
Matt Lockwood's Costume RoomPhotographVA6b78
Fire HeadquartersPhotographVA6b79
Elmira College Campus in WinterPhotographVA6b80
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic ChurchPhotographVA6b81
Cowles Hall- Elmira CollegePhotographVA6b82
Jacob Metzger HomePhotographVA6b83
Grammar School No. 4PhotographVA6b84
LeValley- Mcleod ConstructionPhotographVA6b85
First Baptist ChurchPhotographVA6b86
Laskaris Fruit Store & Soda ParlorPhotographVA6b87
Fred Ferris CottagePhotographVA6b88
Fireplace in Hendy CabinPhotographVA6b89
Unidentified ChurchPhotographVA6b90
New York State ArmoryPhotographVA6b91
Lake St. Presbyterian ChurchPhotographVA6b92
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